Yes! Literally watching birds at it's nesting ground.
It's something out of the norm for divers, especially after all the hammer-heads, whale sharks and dolphins sighted. *grin*
The visit to the sanctuary is usually carried out during the last day of your stay at Layang-Layang , before flying back to KK . Arrange with your divemaster/boatman for the timings.
It's the thing people are going there for, well other than bird watching.
The Diving is absolutely amazing. Most of the dives are wall diving, the seabed is 2km below. Although the weather wasn't so great when I was there, the visibility was limited to about 15-20m, the water was choppy on the surface, I was still amazed by the big fishes I encounter. Sharks, lots of white tips, grey reef shark, and I managed to see one 7ft hammer head. The number of reef fishes were countless, angel fish, butterfly fish, trigger fish, anthias, you name it they are there.
The seabirds of Layang-Layang once nested near the end of the runway. But their peace was constantly being disturbed by the roar of jet propellers. And visitors to the resort often unwittingly stepped on the eggs, which are not deposited in a traditional nest, but right onto the ground. In addition, the resort is home to a large family of cats, which put newly hatched chicks at risk.
To offer protection to the bird colonies, a small island was created for them in the lagoon and can be reached by boat by prior arrangement. Just ask the front desk staff for details. This is a good thing to do during your no-fly time on your last afternoon at the resort.
Wind surfing was available on the Island. Be careful when it is windy, it can throw you off the surf board.